Week 9

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 6:34am

Welcome to our Week 9 blog.

With Bonfire Night and Diwali closely following Halloween it's been the perfect week to talk about what and how our families celebrate. As part of this discussion we're asking the children to talk about one of the times your family celebrates. If possible, we would love to include a photo of your child/family celebrating your chosen event (see letter in bags tonight for details). 

We've also been continuing our theme of How to Keep Safe by discussing PANTS! This is a fabulous, age appropriate, resource from the NSPCC and gives a simple set of rules to help children stay safe. Do look it up, there's a great song by Pantosaurus to help them remember!

Next week we will be focussing on rhyming words e.g. log and bog, carrot and parrot etc. These are "heard" rhymes rather than written. If you have time, it may be worth checking out (make it a game!) if your child can continue a rhyming string e.g. frog, log, ???.

At this time of the term it's often easy to forget the importance of practising your child's words on a regular basis. Although we know it can be tricky to find time, 3 minutes a day to practise 5 words can really make a difference to your child's progress in reading.

Don't forget dates for your diary next week. Open afternoon is straight after school on Tuesday November 13th and Friday is Children in Need day. Please remember your child should be in their uniform but with fun socks, a teddy and your donation. The amazing Parent Staff Association are collecting in bottles for the bottle tombola on Friday as well. 

WIshing you a very happy weekend

The Reception Team